It’s common knowledge that people pursue cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearances. While the physical benefits of plastic surgery may be visible to the eye, the benefits don’t necessarily stop there. Whether enhancing your feminine curves with breast augmentation, slimming your body shape with liposuction or improving another part of your figure, the emotional and psychological benefits of cosmetic surgery can be even more impactful than the physical effects.
In a study that examined the psychological impacts of plastic surgery, researchers surveyed 544 people who had plastic surgery and compared those responses against a control group who didn’t have surgery. In contrast to those who didn’t have surgery, study participants that received plastic surgery felt calmer, healthier and had a higher degree of self-confidence. These respondents also noted that they viewed themselves as more attractive overall and experienced more satisfaction and enjoyment of life.
It’s common sense that by making physical adjustments to one’s appearance, you’ll make positive waves in their mental wellbeing. In that way, the study provided evidence for something that many happy men and women and their plastic surgeons have long known. Looking good is indeed feeling good, which makes plastic surgery an investment in your physical and psychological health. If something about the way you look has been holding you back from life or causes you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed, plastic surgery can be the key to unlocking a happier, healthier you.